Classic Albums

October 2018

November 25, 2016

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Since its release in 1986, Paul Simon's Graceland has had an enormous impact on rock music with its blend of rock and African rhythms. Simon and engineer Roy Halee demonstrate the multi-tracking and mixing of the album and reveal the inspiration behind the songs, and composer Philip Glass assesses the album's place in musi...

July 24, 2016

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This edition of the series celebrates the 50th anniversary of the release of Brian Wilson's masterpiece, The Beach Boys' album Pet Sounds. Wilson and the surviving members of The Beach Boys - Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks - guide us through the writing and recording of the landmark album that is con...
September 2018

September 14, 2018

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September 14, 2018 of the TV-show Classic Albums was broadcast by BBC4 on Friday 14 September 2018 at 21:00.
December 2017

December 8, 2017

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December 8, 2017 of the TV-show Classic Albums was broadcast by BBC4 on Friday 8 December 2017 at 22:00.
May 2017

May 5, 2017

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May 5, 2017 of the TV-show Classic Albums was broadcast by BBC4 on Friday 5 May 2017 at 22:00.
March 2017

March 10, 2017

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Primal Scream's seminal album Screamadelica was released in 1991, and synthesized the band's rock 'n' roll roots with the dance culture of that time; for many, the album's sound and imagery came to be regarded as quintessential symbols of the acid house era, perfectly catching the spirit and mood of the early 90s.
October 2016

October 7, 2016

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This edition looks at the making of the 1973 Wailers album, Catch a Fire, the album that brought international recognition to Bob Marley.
August 2015

August 29, 2015

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A look at the creation of Black Sabbath's Paranoid, which came to define heavy metal.(R)
November 2014

Tom Petty: Damn the Torpedoes

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A look at the creation of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' album Damn the Torpedoes.(R)

Series 3: 5. Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley

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The creation of Elvis Presley's debut album, which heralded his rise to stardom in 1956.(R)
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